Additives

2005

High-performance Additives For Top-Value Plastics
April 3-6, 2005
New Orleans, Lousianna

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CONFERENCE SESSIONS

Workshop: Wood Plastics Composites
Instructors: Dr. Frank Maine and Mr. Michael Burgoyne

Session 1: End-Users Needs and Business Prospects
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research

Session 2: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University

Session 3: Functional Fillers and Specialty Additives
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America

Session 4: Performance-Based Modifiers for Engineering Polymers
Moderator: Bob Iezzi, Atofina Chemicals

Session 5: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University

Session 6: Advances in Wood & Natural Fibers Composites
Moderator: Frank Maine, PSA Composites

CONFERENCE AGENDA

Workshop: Wood Plastics Composites Workshop: science, technology, markets
Instructors: Dr. Frank Maine and Mr. Michael Burgoyne

The workshop will cover the materials, processing and markets for woodfibre/plastic composites (WPC's). Included in the discussion of materials are the plastics used, the fillers, and the additives. The processing discussion covers single-screw and twin-screw extrusion, and injection molding. The market discussion includes the construction industry with examples of decking, fencing and siding.

Outline of workshop by topics:
  • introduction and concepts
  • wood fiber - type, size, drying, other cellulosic fibres
  • plastic - PE, PVC, PP, future
  • markets - construction
    • decking
    • fencing
    • siding
    • other
  • processing - extrusion
    • twin-screw
    • single-screw
    • concentrate
    • profile
  • processing - injection molding
  • additives
    • compatibilizers
    • UV stabilizers
    • Fungicides
    • Foaming agents
    • Lubricants
    • Thermal stabilizers
  • testing
  • building code approval - U.S. and Canada
  • future markets
  • future materials - 2nd generation WPC's

Instructor: Frank W. Maine is a consultant as well as Chairman of PSA Composites Inc. Dr. Maine has spent over 40 years in the plastics industry. Of these, 6 years were spent in charge of research and development at Fiberglas Canada where he was involved in the commercializing of three composite technologies: glass-fibre reinforced thermoplastics, mica-reinforced thermoplastics and pultrusion. For the last 25 years, he has been a consultant in the plastics industry helping primarily small and medium-sized enterprises develop new plastics and composites products and processes. Included in this work is the development of oriented polymers and woodfibre/plastic composites. He has been involved in the commercialization of the second-generation WPC technology.

Instructor: Michael Burgoyne is a consultant with over 40 years experience in the plastics and rubber industries. Mr. Burgoyne has extensive experience in injection moulding from his work at Rubbermaid, Moldmasters, and Bayer. His work at Urylon gave him expertise in polyurethanes and at National Rubber, rubber processing including recycling. He has been involved in composite technologies in the aircraft industry, and other specialty market sectors. His work has involved both product and process development. Much of his present work involves consulting in woodfibre/plastic composites especially with the injection moulding processing of WPC's. Michael is a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, a Senior Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers, and a member of the American Chemical Society.

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Session 1: End-Users Needs and Business Prospects
Moderator: Amos Golovoy, AG Research
KEY NOTE ADDRESS: "Adding value Has Never Been Tougher: A Global Overview of the Plastics Additives Industry" Ron Babinsky, Business Manager, (speaker), and Fred Gastrock, Townsend Polymer Services
"Automotive Industry: Fundamental Approaches to Developing Automotive Aging Requirements for Polymeric Materials" David R. Bauer, Principal Scientist, Ford Motor Company
"Health Care Products: Criteria for Plastics and Additives Selection" Michael J. Wiskowski, Strategic Technology Leader, GE Healthcare
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Session 2: Advances in Stabilization Technology
Moderator: Sahar Al-Malaika, Aston University
PLENARY LECTURE: "Hindered Amine Stabilizers: More Than Just Radical Scavengers" Pieter Gijsman, DSM Research, (The Netherlands)
"Ester Thiol Heat Stabilizers for PVC: Mechanism of Action and Recent Developments" W. H. Starnes, Jr. (speaker), X. Ge, and E. K. Culyba, College of William and Mary
"Novel Non-Staining Aminic Antidegradants for Rubber" Hansrudolf Meier (speaker) and Gerrit Knobloch, Ciba Specialty Chemicals, (Switzerland)
"Fundamental Approach to Some Problems Encountered in Recent Applications of Stabilizers" Jean-Luc Gardette (speaker), Agnès Rivaton, Sandrine Morlat-Thérias, Université Blaise Pascal (France)
"Sterilization Effects on Polypropylene for Food Packaging and Medical Applications" Johannes Wolfschwenger, Polyolefin Researcher, (speaker), Christelle Grein, Christian Paulik, and Markus Gahleitner, Borealis GmbH (Austria)
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Session 3: Functional Fillers and Specialty Additives
Moderator: Richard Clark, Luzenac America
"New Developments in the Use of Carbon Nanotubes in Elastomers, Fluoropolymers and Thermoset Composites" Mark Hyman, Technical Sales, Hyperion Catalysis International, Inc.
"Metal Fiber Additives for Electro Magnetic Shielding" Doug Watson, Market Manager, Bekaert Corporation
"Enhancing the Durability of Wood-Plastic Composites with Borates" Mark J. Manning, Manager Technical Development (speaker), and Fred M. Ascherl, U.S. Borax Inc.
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Session 4: Performance-Based Modifiers for Engineering Polymers
Moderator: Bob Iezzi, Manager - Plastic Additives Research, Arkema, Inc.
"Toughening Mechanisms of Conventional and Non-Conventional Impact Modifiers" Alan J. Lesser, University of Massachusetts
"Acrylic Block Copolymers: Nanotechnology Brought to Plastics" Laurent Gervat, Nanomaterial Development Manager, Arkema, Inc.
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Session 5: Fire Retardants and Plastics Flammability
Moderator: Charles Wilkie, Marquette University
"Hectorite Based Nanoclays: A Discussion of Their Fire Performance in Nanocomposites" Wouter Ijdo, Elementis Specialties
"New Organic Phosphonates as Flame Retardant Additives for Engineering Polymers" Paolo Finocchiaro (speaker), Giuseppe Consiglio, and Salvatore Failla Università di Catania (Italy)
"Specialized Polycarbonate Flame Retardants" James D. Innes (speaker) and Ann Innes, Flame Retardant Associates
"A New Flame Retardant based on Metal Phosphinates for use in Electrical and Electronic Applications" Tim Reilly, Technical Manager, Clariant Corporation
"Recent Advances in the Use of Nanocomposites in Fire Retardancy" Charles A. Wilkie, Professor of Chemistry, Marquette University
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Session 6: Advances in Wood & Natural Fibers Composites
Moderator: Frank Maine, PSA Composites
"Wood Plastics Composites Manufacturing: Problem Areas" Bill Crostic, President, WC Consulting, Lawrence, KS
"Making Wood Plastics Composites Concentrate by Pelletizing" Gary Krick, Product Manager, Andritz Inc.
"The Use of a Solid State Maleated Polypropylene as a Coupling Agent for Property Improvement of Polyolefin Based WPC's" Vincent Clarke, Plastic Additives, Honeywell
"New Processing Aids for Wood Plastics Composites" James Nelson, Controlled Architecture Materials, 3M/Dyneon
"Twin Screw Processing of Woodfiber-Plastic Composites: Co-Rotation vs. Counter-Rotation" Stuart Kapp, Sales Manager, American Leistritz Extruder Corp.
"Volumetric or Gravimetric Feeders - What's Best for WPC's" Walt Folkl, Plastics Compounding, Brabender Technologie
"Portland Cement - A Reactive Filler in WPC's" Frank Maine, Chief Technology Officer, PSA Composites Inc.
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